Flights to Brussels this weekend
Cheap flights to Brussels
The centre of the EU is famous for much more than just politicians. Brussels is a great destination if you’re looking for a holiday in a city jam-packed with culture and things to do.
In the day time
In the centre of Brussels is the impressive Grand Place. The square is surrounded by beautiful buildings, some partially covered in gold, that are really worth seeing. There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars within walking distance so the square makes for a great place to start your tour of the city. The square lights up in the evenings making it even more beautiful. If you feel like taking a short walk it’s really easy to get across to the Cathedral of Saint Michael to take in a slice of the city’s history, or else you can hire a tour guide to show you the sights and sounds of this true world city.
Brussels is the capital of Belgium, so like all capital cities it’s full of people who want to make the most of their evenings. If you choose to travel to Brussels you’ll be able to make the most of the great restaurants, bars and night clubs that make the city such a great place in the evenings.
If you’re looking to sample the famous monk-brewed beers then there are a number of great bars to try out. Les Brasseurs de La Grand has a huge selection of beer and is located smack in the middle of the city, just off the beautiful main square. A firm favourite with tourists is the absinthe specialist bar Delirium Café, where they cater to all kinds of groups, but are especially popular with stag and hen dos.
For those who want a more authentic Belgian experience, you can try Le Roi Des Belges where you’ll be able to learn a little bit about the culture and even go dancing if the mood strikes.
The most famous meal in Brussels has to be Moules Frites, or mussels with chips in English. You’ll find them on the menu at almost all the Belgian restaurants, with a number of interesting twists on the old classic. Leon de Bruxelles are well renowned for their selection of mussels. If you choose to visit you won’t be disappointed with what you get.
If you want to try somewhere more upmarket and really push the boat out then Jaloa Gastronomique is a great place to go. This restaurant is set in one of the oldest buildings in Brussels, and seats only around thirty people. The intimate dining experience here comes in the form of a set menu, with each of the dishes being carefully planned to suit one another. In the summer there is outside dining. However, it’s the charm of this old Brussels venue that makes the restaurant worth its price tag.